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Kalkan Holidays

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CurrencyTRY: New Turkish Lira LanguageTurkish Flight Duration4 hours (from the UK) Time ZoneGMT +2 hours

Over the years, Kalkan has morphed into a buzzing seaside resort that brings in plenty of holidaymakers year after year. Its location on the southwest coast of Turkey is an enviable one, with easy access to neighbouring resorts, ancient history sights and natural beauty spots. Or you can simply stay within the resort for a wonderful beach break and well-deserved relaxing retreat.

Oasis Apartments
Patara Prince Hotel & Resort
Kalkan Park

Great Things to Do

Soak up the sun on the pebbly beach, or make the most of the Blue Flag waters. Or peel yourself away from the sunlounger and explore hidden coves and ancient ruins further afield.

Wreck Dive off the Coast

Kalkan is a perfect spot if you’re a fan of scuba diving, especially with the number of shipwrecks that can be found in its surrounding waters. There are more than 15 different wrecks within the vicinity of Kalkan and neighbouring Kas, which means that advanced scuba divers will be in their element.

Walk along the Lycian Way

This scenic route stretches for miles, but Kalkan is a good base if you want to enjoy at least some of it. The Lycian Way covers much of the southwest coast, including parts of the Dalaman and Antalya regions. Walk from Kalkan and you can spot ancient ruins, pretty villages and mesmerising views of the coastline.

Sup Drinks on a Roof Terrace

If you’d prefer to put your feet up and chill out on holiday, head to one of the roof terrace bars that Kalkan has on offer, like popular Rami’s Terrace Restaurant. Al fresco dining is a big hit here, thanks to the stunning views - or you could choose to sip cocktails at the yacht club as you look out across the calm seas.

Visit Ancient Patara

Forming part of the Lycian Way trek, the ancient ruins of Patara could easily find their way onto any Turkish bucket list. They’re scattered across the countryside, and include a theatre and stunning agora. There’s a beautiful sandy beach and national park in Patara too, just in case the ruins don’t impress you enough!

Getting Around

Kalkan is extremely compact, and you’ll find lots of lovely strolls if you enjoy walking. If you need it, however, public transport is also available, with dolmus buses running very frequently and helping you to get from A to B cheaply. If you’d prefer, taxis can be hailed or booked via your hotel. Mopeds are also common, and petrol is cheap - but be careful because roads (and other drivers!) can be hazardous.

By Bus

Dolmuses are extremely popular in and around Kalkan, and can get you where you need to be very cheaply and efficiently. They run along fixed routes, and you can hop on and off whenever you want.

By Car

Driving in Turkey doesn’t come without hazards, but it can be a great way of getting around at your own pace, if you have the confidence to get behind the wheel. Driving is on the right hand side.

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Passports and Visas

Holidaymakers will need to apply for a visa before they can enter Turkey, and this can be done online beforehand for a fee of $20. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/

Health and Safety

Comprehensive travel insurance is a must if you’re going on holiday abroad. Protect yourself properly for peace of mind. Note that the EHIC is not valid in Turkey. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey/health

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